January 2015 Archives

January 8, 2015

Happy New Year!

Yale University Library has recently acquired three new databases related to Chinese studies: The Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full-text Database 1833-1911 (Wan Qing qi kan quan wen shu ju ku 晚清期刊全文数据库), Zhongguo fang zhi ku, series 2 (中國方志庫, 二集) and China, America and the Pacific: Trade and Cultural Exchange. The resources have been added to the Library’s Orbis online catalogFind a Database by Title, and Chinese Studies subject guide.

Shanghai Library’s The Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full-text Database 1833-1911 includes 302 journals (more than 290,000 articles, approximately all those published). The database is a part of the full-text series of Quan guo bao kan suo yin along with the Republican full-text series 1911-1949.

Erudition’s Zhongguo fang zhi ku, series 2 adds additional titles of Chinese gazetteers at all levels from Song Dynasty to the Republican Period. All texts are provided in full- text and image format, allowing for a direct comparison both between digitized text and original text image.

Adam Matthew’s China, America and the Pacific: Trade and Cultural Exchange explores the cultural and trading relationships that emerged between America, China and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Manuscripts, rare printed sources, visual images, objects and historical maps from international libraries and archives document this fascinating history.

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January 13, 2015

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a relaxing holiday break.

Our Spring reference hours at the reference desk in the East Asian Reading Room start TODAY. The hours are 2-5 pm from Tuesday to Thursday, and 2-4 pm on Friday, with the exception of a few University holidays. Please feel free to stop by and ask us any questions you may have on your study and research.

If you need assistance outside these hours, you are welcome to contact our librarians (Michael Meng for China-related,michael.meng@yale.edu; Haruko Nakamura for Japan-related, haruko.nakamura@yale.edu; and Tang Li for general inquiries, China and Korea-related, tang.li@yale.edu), or come to our main office (SML 213) on weekdays.

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January 20, 2015

We are delighted to announce the new exhibit Treasures from Japan in the Yale University Library at Beinecke Library from January 16th to April 2nd. Complementary exhibit catalogs are available at Beinecke Library Security Desk upon request. The catalog features articles written by Prof. Edward Kamens, Prof. Daniel Botsman, Ellen Hammond, Joshua Frydman and other researchers from Japan.

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January 21, 2015

Time and Date: 3:00-4:00 pm, Friday February 6
Place: Room L01 A & B, Bass Library

This event will feature a discussion with Prof. Jessica Chen Weiss (Political Science) examining her new book,Powerful Patriots, which traces China's management of dozens of nationalist protests and their consequences between 1985 and 2012. Weiss asks the important question, what role do nationalism and popular protest play in China's foreign relations? Chinese authorities permitted anti-American demonstrations in 1999 but repressed them in 2001 during two crises in U.S.-China relations. Anti-Japanese protests were tolerated in 1985, 2005, and 2012 but banned in 1990 and 1996. Protests over Taiwan, the issue of greatest concern to Chinese nationalists, have never been allowed. To explain this variation, Powerful Patriots identifies the diplomatic as well as domestic factors that drive protest management in authoritarian states. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

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